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World Festival of Youth and Students 2017 program is already approved by the World Federation of Democratic Youth. According to WFDY president Sergey Kirienko, proposals are still expected from the International Organizing Committee but the key points have been agreed upon so far. The preparation follows the schedule, RIA Novosti reports. ...

23.06.2017
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International Conference Russkiy Mir: Present and Future dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Russkiy Mir Foundation is taking place in the State Kremlin Palace, Moscow, on 21 June 2017. Prominent social and political figures from Russia and abroad, well-known scientists, writers, cultural figures, Russian language and literature teachers, diplomats, religious leaders and reporters – all Russian...

21.06.2017
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Subject: Community

Children’s delegation from Democratic People's Republic of Korea visited Vladivostok in June. The first trip to Russia became a deserved award for winners of the Second All-Republic School Olympiad on Russian Language of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Traditionally, the visit’s programme included main “paths” in Vladivostok of “the Great Leader, Comrade Kim Il Sung” (as...

20.06.2017
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Subject: Education

Russkiy Mir Foundation celebrates the 10th anniversary. Our organization has come a long way since it was established by presidential decree in June 21, 2007. We have done lots of things to promote Russian language and Russian culture abroad. We have implemented many great projects, created a Russian Centers' and offices' network. We have established mutually advantageous relations with partners worldwide. ...

19.06.2017
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Subject: Community

Conference of International Association of Russian Language and Literature Teachers (CIARLLT) has started today June 15th in the Chinese capital. The central topic of the conference is challenges connected to preparation of specialists for international infrastructure projects. Professors and specialists of Russian and Chinese Higher Educational Institutions preparing translators, engineers and economists are among the...

16.06.2017
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Subject: European Russian Forum

Russian Parliament members held a meeting with the delegation from the Indian Embassy in the State Duma on June 14 2017, as per press-service of the State Duma Committee on Education and Science. The State Duma deputy Pavel Dorokhin advised that the deputy group on collaboration with the Indian colleagues has existed in the State Duma for two decades already. “The main purpose of...

16.06.2017
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11th German-Russian festival is conducted on Karlshorst harness racing track in Berlin. This festival has acquired a status of the major event on a common shared cultural space. The main topic Two Peoples' Meeting remains the same. The festival aims for a...

12.06.2017
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International week of Russian-speaking children theatres was held in Paris from 28th until 4th of June 2017. The festival was supported by Russkiy Mir Foundation, Russian Embassy in France, Russian Center of Science and Culture in Paris and with assistance from President of Russian Compatriots’ International Council, Count P. Sheremetyev, At the beginning of the festival...

06.06.2017
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Gramota Russian school in Montreal has got a prestigious award of the Silver Archer for its project developed by the school team with support of Russkiy Mir Foundation. Website containing a versatile curriculum on humanitarian subjects for Russian schools opened abroad was bestowed an award in the field of public relations’ development Silver Archer USA. The school team has worked out studying...

30.05.2017
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Citizens of more than 80 countries of the world took part in Read Pushkin project, according to TASS. The project was organized by Rossotrudnichestvo. As was advised by the organizers, the campaign is dedicated to Russian Language Day celebrated on June 6 and coincides with birth anniversary of the legendary Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. The main task of the project is popularization of the...

25.05.2017
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Subject: Community

Russian Academy of Education President, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Russkiy Mir Foundation Lyudmila Verbitskaya has raised a question of studying the Church Slavonic language as a part of school curriculum. She made this proposition in the course of presentation of the first volume of Big Dictionary of Church Slavonic language of New Age. The presentation took place in the Cathedral of...

12.05.2017
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Subject: Religion

Well-known Russian historian and politician, the chairman of the State Duma Education and Science Committee, Board Chairman of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Vyacheslav Nikonov presented his new book Leadership. The Russian style in the press-center of International News Agency Rossiya Segonya (Russia Today) on April 24. Leadership psychology and success stories have always been an...

25.04.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: History

Chairman of the Committee for Education and Science of the State Duma of Russia, Chairman for the directors’ board of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Vyacheslav Nikonov and Chairman of the Russia Muftis Council and Spiritual Directorate of the Muslims of the Russian Federation Ravil Gaynutdinov held a meeting on March 13. The meeting organized at the Moscow Cathedral Mosque...

14.03.2017
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Subject: Community

Vyacheslav Nikonov opened the campaign #Firstinspace in Nizhny Novgorod initiated by the ruling party United Russia and devoted to Valentina Tereshkova anniversary, according to media service of United Russia Representative Office in Nizhny Novgorod. The campaign started in Nizhny Novgorod Planetarium as a part of opening ceremony of photo exhibition The First...

03.03.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Space

Democracy and Collaboration Institute organized a round table dedicated to October revolution at the French capital, TASS reports. Competent scientists, politicians and analysts from Russia and France discussed main reasons of the revolution and lessons learnt. Deputy of the State Duma and Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Vyacheslav Nikonov remarked in...

22.02.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Community

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Today, nearly 11 thousand Syrian schoolchildren study the Russian language. Instructors for these students are trained in the Russian Language Department of Damascus University, where our compatriot Svetlana Rodygin teaches. She also participated in the Russkiy Mir Foundation anniversary conference. In an interview, she tells us how things have worked out for Russian women who have found themselves in Syria during these difficult wartimes.
The Confederations Cup has begun in Russia. The first game was played in a new stadium in Saint Petersburg. “Welcome to Russia”—with these words Russian President Vladimir Putin ended his speech at the opening ceremony. A Russkiy Mir correspondent experienced firsthand the warmth with which Russia’s “Northern Capital” welcomed foreigners and football fans from all over Russia.
From an early age the famous explorer Matvey Shparo has followed in the steps (or more accurately, the ski trails) of his legendary father Dmitry Shparo, whose records expanded the boundaries of human ability. Matvey has completed dozens of unique arctic expeditions on skis, made it into the Guinness Book of World Records, and earned national awards. In an interview with Russkiy Mir the explorer told us that the Arctic is for him a love and a challenge.
From early childhood on, every Russian learns to recognize his face in even its most stylized representation. His fairy tales are among the first things that Russians remember from their childhood. In a well-known test, when people are asked to quickly name any flower, fruit, and Russian poet, 98% respond: “red, apple, Pushkin.” Even a person who has no interest in literature will remember that Pushkin is the “sun of Russian poetry” and “our all.”
Countess Nadezhda Filaretovna von Meck was a famous nineteenth-century Russian patron of the arts. Tchaikovsky would often visit and work at the von Meck estate, and he dedicated several musical works to his “best friend” there. Nadezhda von Meck supported other musicians as well: Nikolai Rubinstein, Claude Debussy, and Henryk Wieniawski. A correspondent from Russkiy Mir met with the Dutch great-great-great-granddaughter of Nadezhda von Meck, the art photographer Nadja Willems.